- The definition of regal is something related to or fit for a king or monarch.
Dignified and princely behavior is an example of regal behavior.
The golden eagle is a regal bird.
- of a monarch; royal
- characteristic of, like, or fit for a monarch; splendid, stately, magnificent, etc.
Origin of regalMiddle English ; from Middle French or L: Middle French regal ; from Classical Latin regalis ; from rex (gen. regis), a king, akin to regere, to rule: see right
- Of or relating to a monarch; royal.
- Belonging to or befitting a monarch: regal attire.
- Magnificent; splendid.
Origin of regalMiddle English, from Old French, from Latin rēgālis, from rēx, rēg-, king; see reg- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more regal, superlative most regal)